Thursday, November 27, 2008

..ready to get stuffed?..

I just wanted to wish all of my friends out there a safe and very Happy Thanksgiving! I will be doing lots of traveling today. I just got the hubbo off to work, so he won't be with me. Wish I could go with him. But that's ok, we celebrated Tuesday night.

Everyone be safe, and enjoy your day with your family!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Lookie what I got! Beth from Life is a Musical gave me these great awards. Thanks Beth, you're a doll!!

"Marie Antoinette: A real person, A real award."

"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Please pass this award on to others who can then do the same."

And for me to nominate people.. I always feel bad, because I don't like leaving anyone out. I mean, everyone's blog that I subscribe to is special to me. So, to make it a little fair, I will nominate some people that have recently left me blog love. I mean, that shows they care about me too, right? :) So all of these people get both awards.

*Chris @ Work for Scraps
*Elizabeth @ My Scrappy World
*Patti @ Scrapping is My Passion
*Angie @ Sun, Sand, Surf & Scrap It
*Shakira @ A Scrapper's Ramblings
*Samantha @ Living Creatively
*Miss A @ The Faerie Wysperer
*Jing @ Just Jingle
*Tammy @ Art & Inspirations

See, I should just nominate everyone I know with a blog, lol. Now I'm off to make a corn casserole for Thanksgiving dinner at the in-laws tonight. It should be.. interesting. An uncle with a new girlfriend, a cousin gone goth, another uncle that tells the same stories over and over about being in the circus... good times :)

Peace, love and koala fuzz y'all!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

..yay, he's done!..

I'm so happy this guy is finished. I'm really happy with the way he turned out, considering this was my first time using fondant on a shaped cake. Liiiittle tough in some places :)

Haha, I love the look on his face. It's like, "Hey blondie, you plan on doing something with that hair of yours today?"

I hope Puddin' likes him too. That's what I call the little boy that this is for. He's turning 3 today, thus the 3 on McQueen's side (instead of his usual 95).

Now off to clean up the incredible mess I made in the kitchen.

Peace, love and koala fuzz y'all!

Friday, November 21, 2008


That's what this week sounded like as it whizzed past me, lol. It's all been a blur. I'm making a Lightning McQueen cake for a friend's little boy (party is tomorrow) so I've been neck deep in flour the past couple of days. It will be really nice if/when I get a shop, with something other than a SINGLE oven. Baking one layer at a time gets frustrating.

Anyway, Debbie at Passion for Crafts is having a huge giveaway on her blog. So go check it out. I mean, she's giving away COPICS people!!

And check out this cuteness from Kristi at Sunnypond. You can get the project for it free at YouCanMakeThis. They have several free patterns, and I really want to try some out. Heh, you know, during some of that free time I have :)

What else... My craft fair is coming up. December 6th in Sheffield, if anyone lives close :) So in between cake layers and making lunch for the Hubbo, I've been trying to get my crafts done. Haha, I think I have like 3 of each thing I want to take made. Hubbo has got to go to work so I can get some more done :)

Ok, timer went off on the oven. I will be back tomorrow with pictures of the cake.

Peace, love and koala fuzz y'all!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

..great googly moogly..

I thought going 4 days without blogging was bad. And now here's it's been what, 9? I'm slacking. This past week has been really.. eventful :) We're talking cars breaking down 2 hours from home, new mattress shopping and delivery,3 birthdays (2 birthday dinners, 1 birthday cake to be made), and a meeting with the vice principal at the high school I substitute at, because some boys in my room got in trouble last week, and I had to give them the details of it all. Even as an adult, it's no fun getting called to the principal's office, lol! :)

So, some pictures to go with my update.. Well, this kid turned 20 last week.

Even at 20 I can call him a kid. He's my little brother. I can't believe it's been 20 years since the day I watched him come in to the world. Him and mom came over and I made him dinner. He wanted lasagna. I would have made him just about anything he asked for, only because he never asks for anything. He's a great kid with a great heart, and it makes me feel good to know that even though he's a 20 year old guy, he would never pass up an opportunity to hug my neck or tell me he loves me. Happy Birthday Bubba :)

And, before I get all weepy, let's move on to some aprons. Remember the embroidered Coffee Apron I made for the Hot Drinks Swap?? Well, at the time I couldn't say who it was for. Secret Swap :) Well, it was for a lovely girl named Bley, from Bibliosophy Books. She is super talented, and I was so excited to send the apron to her. Well, I signed up for another apron swap. It's the Sassy Apron Swap, themed around holiday cookies. Well, I got my apron in the mail the other day, and guess who it was from? Yip, Bley!! Check it out..

And look at the other great goodies she sent me. Don't you just love the gingerbread man fabric?!

Thanks so much Bley, I love my apron, and I can't wait to wear it while I do my Christmas baking! :D

And for the same swap, this is the apron I made for my partner. She wanted frilly with snowflakes.. I hope she likes it :)

Ok, so, life is still full speed ahead. I have a feeling that won't change until after Christmas. But that's ok :) But I promise I'll try not to let 9 more days go by without updating. I mean, I need it just to remind myself what is going on! :)

Peace, love and koala fuzz y'all!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

..good grief..

How did I let 4 days go by without blogging? I'm sure the teaching and the dinner dates and the favors for my family helped out a little, lol.

Anyway, I want to talk a little more about this..

There was a newsletter sent out today, and I'm going to copy directly from it :)

We are hosting a fabulous Holiday Workshop this week on the Scrapbook Takeout Forum, there are 9 classes that will be posted throughout the week to inspire you to get your holiday handmade gifts completed.
The classes will feature step by step instructions and pictures to help you create the featured projects. The teachers will be available through the week to answer any questions that you may have about their projects. The project supply lists are posted now, no purchases are necessary you can use your stash. You do not need to be a subscriber and we hope you will invite your friends.
There are no challenges, time limits, or requirements at all!!!
There are sure to be some surprises along the way, but most of all there will be idea sharing and inspiration and motivation!! We hope that you will join us, share your ideas and most of all have fun!

Check out some of the project sneak peeks!

And that doesn't even begin to show you everything! Plus, you can win a great prize. Check this out.

The workshop is all about sharing and the more the merrier so we would like for you to help us spead the word about the workshop and bring as many friends as you can. So there will be a prize for the person who brings the most people to the workshop throughout the week. How can you spread the word?
  1. Send this blog post to friends.
  2. Snag the blinkie and use it proudly.
  3. Link to us on your blog or blog about the workshop.
  4. Join our Facebook Group and invite your friends to join.
The prize pack includes the Snowed In paper pack from My Minds Eye, a rubber stamp set of seasonal words, wood ornaments and a metal tin from Shakira's Embossed Ornament & Mini Tin Class!

I really hope to see lots of you at the Scrapbook Takeout Holiday Workshop. And if you bring friends with you, tell them to let us know you sent them!

Peace, love and koala fuzz y'all!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

..go vote!..

I'm not getting into a political discussion, I'm just telling you to go vote. It's important, and it's our right as Americans! :)

Also, I have 3 takers for Pay It Forward! If you missed getting in on mine, maybe you should visit Abby, Leea or Miss Jingle to get in on theirs!

And one more thing... Don't forget about this wonderful funness that will be taking place next week. It's the SBTO Holiday Workshop!

There are already several project Sneak Peeks and Supply Lists up on the message board. And it's free! You just have to register on the board to see the classes. I hope to see lots of you there!

Peace, love and koala fuzz y'all!

Monday, November 3, 2008 it forward..

I'm following in the footsteps of Linda @ Two Pink Possums and participating in Pay It Forward!

The rules are as follows:
*I will make a handmade gift for the first 3 interested people to comment on this post and I have 365 days to do it in, which is an OK sort time frame I think!!

*You must have a blog to join in and be willing to do the same for 3 other people!

Easy peasy, right? I mean, you have a whole year to make something special for 3 other people. So, who's it gonna be? :D

Saturday, November 1, 2008's november!..

The start of a brand new month, how exciting! And with a new month, comes new Scrapbook Takeout Kits!! I am so in love with this month. It has lots of one of my favorite things... butterflies! These previews are only PART of the kits! Take a look.

And here is my contribution to the kit. November's Stamp Add-On Set is so cool. It's the Build-a-Butterfly Set! You can use the pieces separately or together to create all different kinds of looks!

Look at some of the great stuff the Scrapbook Takeout Design Team has created.

And I get to let you know about something fun. I will be hosting the Scrapbook Takeout Holiday Workshop!

Come join us in the forums and on the blog, November 10th-14th. There will be lots of free classes and techniques given by some of the Head Chefs and Moderators. It's going to be a blast, and a great way to get a jump start on your Holiday projects! You only have to register on the forums to be able to participate in the Holiday Workshop. Spread the word, and snag the tag above if you'd like! There's a smaller one on the right side of my blog. Come join, I hope to see you there!!